Georgia Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


We used data and science to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a "minority of the minority", generally. But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in georgia is 399,223 - at 3.9% of the total population of georgia.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups -- Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across georgia? Which cities and towns in georgia have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

Here are the cities in georgia with the largest Asian population in 2020:

  1. Morrow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Clarkston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Johns Creek (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Duluth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Lilburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Suwanee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Alpharetta (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Dunwoody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Doraville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Milton (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in georgia had the largest Asian population? Morrow took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in georgia for 2020. 34.17% of Morrow identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where georgia ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in georgia or the most diverse places in georgia.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Georgia For 2020

Morrow, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,238
% Asian: 34.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,473
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.78%
More on Morrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,445 at the 2010 census, up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.

Clarkston, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,762
% Asian: 28.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,700
Percent Change Since 2010: 394.65%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Johns Creek, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 83,637
% Asian: 26.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 22,317
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.3%
More on Johns Creek: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Johns Creek is a city located in Fulton County in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 76,728. The city is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. In 2017 Johns Creek ranked third on the USA TODAY list of "50 best cities to live in."

Duluth, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,239
% Asian: 23.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,951
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.02%
More on Duluth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Duluth had a population of 26,600, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 29,331 as of 2016.

Lilburn, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,561
% Asian: 21.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,639
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.76%
More on Lilburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,215
% Asian: 20.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,949
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.48%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,355; this had grown to an estimated 18,694 as of 2015. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated by Kiplinger as the third best place in America for raising families, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation's 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.

Alpharetta, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 64,672
% Asian: 19.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,732
Percent Change Since 2010: 89.75%
More on Alpharetta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alpharetta is a city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Alpharetta's population was 57,551. The estimated population in 2014 was 63,038.

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 49,016
% Asian: 16.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,099
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.08%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. As of 2015, the city has a population of 48,733, up from 46,267 in the 2010 Census.

Doraville, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,471
% Asian: 15.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,577
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.75%
More on Doraville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The municipality is northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,330.

Milton, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 38,171
% Asian: 11.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,399
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.41%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. It is an affluent community, with an average household income within the ZIP code 30004 of $99,412. As of the 2010 census, Milton's population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 36,662 in 2014.

How We Determined The Cities In georgia With The Largest Asian Population For 2020

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across georgia.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 120 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 34.2% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Morrow took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Swainsboro was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in georgia ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Asian Populations Across Georgia

If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Georgia according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Georgia:

  1. Swainsboro
  2. Waynesboro
  3. Fairburn

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Georgia

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Morrow 34.17% 7,238
2 Clarkston 28.99% 12,762
3 Johns Creek 26.68% 83,637
4 Duluth 23.77% 29,239
5 Lilburn 21.01% 12,561
6 Suwanee 20.55% 19,215
7 Alpharetta 19.69% 64,672
8 Dunwoody 16.52% 49,016
9 Doraville 15.06% 10,471
10 Milton 11.52% 38,171
11 Norcross 10.95% 16,369
12 Sugar Hill 10.49% 22,314
13 Stockbridge 10.2% 28,648
14 Fayetteville 8.36% 17,349
15 Chamblee 8.18% 28,748
16 Smyrna 7.71% 55,976
17 Sandy Springs 7.22% 105,411
18 Lawrenceville 5.95% 29,401
19 Peachtree City 5.82% 35,165
20 Forest Park 5.81% 19,483
21 Braselton 5.78% 10,509
22 Auburn 5.4% 7,303
23 Riverdale 5.25% 16,289
24 Kennesaw 4.91% 33,700
25 Roswell 4.72% 94,257
26 Woodstock 4.41% 30,362
27 Atlanta 4.13% 479,655
28 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 4.07% 123,310
29 Loganville 4.03% 11,665
30 Lafayette 4.02% 7,191
31 Newnan 3.75% 37,818
32 Snellville 3.6% 19,631
33 Decatur 3.51% 23,054
34 Centerville 3.51% 7,671
35 Warner Robins 3.27% 74,762
36 Lagrange 3.2% 30,412
37 Acworth 3.12% 22,336
38 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 3.09% 10,767
39 Hapeville 2.92% 6,581
40 Tifton 2.89% 16,603
41 Rome 2.88% 36,185
42 Villa Rica 2.84% 15,124
43 Winder 2.69% 15,827
44 Hinesville 2.66% 33,258
45 Pooler 2.61% 23,102
46 Holly Springs 2.61% 11,469
47 Tyrone 2.56% 7,221
48 Marietta 2.55% 60,410
49 Gainesville 2.55% 38,624
50 Jefferson 2.49% 10,693
51 Dalton 2.45% 33,458
52 Columbus 2.43% 196,670
53 Savannah 2.38% 145,342
54 Cumming 2.36% 6,027
55 Rincon 2.24% 9,863
56 Douglasville 2.22% 33,210
57 Vidalia 2.19% 10,473
58 Garden City 2.17% 8,936
59 St. Marys 2.17% 17,921
60 Richmond Hill 2.03% 12,203
61 Buford 1.98% 15,185
62 Canton 1.96% 27,127
63 Cordele 1.87% 10,793
64 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 1.83% 196,807
65 East Point 1.83% 34,977
66 Fort Oglethorpe 1.83% 9,852
67 Brunswick 1.82% 16,034
68 Valdosta 1.82% 56,074
69 Kingsland 1.8% 16,784
70 Flowery Branch 1.69% 7,151
71 Statesboro 1.67% 31,001
72 Powder Springs 1.61% 14,945
73 Dallas 1.52% 13,014
74 Moultrie 1.43% 14,109
75 Conyers 1.43% 15,882
76 Perry 1.43% 16,031
77 Eastman 1.42% 5,209
78 Mcdonough 1.39% 24,102
79 Carrollton 1.33% 26,397
80 Grovetown 1.27% 13,658
81 Dublin 1.25% 15,869
82 Calhoun 1.21% 16,708
83 Camilla 1.2% 5,000
84 Hampton 1.12% 7,604
85 Griffin 1.11% 22,725
86 Bremen 1.06% 6,311
87 Covington 1.02% 13,844
88 Dahlonega 0.93% 6,556
89 Albany 0.92% 74,631
90 Americus 0.92% 15,659
91 Jesup 0.92% 9,814
92 Milledgeville 0.9% 18,813
93 Stone Mountain 0.86% 6,251
94 Fort Valley 0.84% 8,740
95 Austell 0.66% 7,276
96 Adel 0.64% 5,290
97 Toccoa 0.52% 8,274
98 Sandersville 0.52% 5,616
99 Commerce 0.49% 6,742
100 Bainbridge 0.44% 12,152

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